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Westminster Abbey

20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PA

Explore a place rich in history The Abbey is a place that's touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers, poets, priests, heroes and villains since 960AD. Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of more than 3,000 great Britons.

Benedictine monks founded Westminster Abbey in 960AD. To this day, we retain a tradition of Christian worship and welcome. Discover over ten centuries of British history in a building in the heart of London where worship takes place every day.

The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.

Events at Westminster Abbey include special services, concerts, lectures, events for families and more – there’s something for everyone at the Abbey. Many of our events are free and open to anyone.

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Opening Times

Monday - Friday

9.30 - 15.30 (last entry)


9.00 - 15.00 (last entry)


Open for services


Westminster Abbey



Adults aged 65+ & students


Association members


Children (6-17 years)


Child (0 - 5)


Families (1 adult & 1 child)


  • Children 5 years and under do not require an entry ticket.
  • The multimedia guide is available to children aged 6 years and over.
  • The multimedia guide is not available for Wednesday Lates entry.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries



Child (6-17 years)


  • Children 5 years and under do not require a ticket.
  • The Galleries are accessed by lift and via a staircase (108 stairs).
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult on the staircase.

Hidden Highlights Tour



Child (15-17 years)


  • Galleries entry is included in this tour; separate Galleries tickets do not need to be booked.
  • This tour is only for visitors aged 15 and over, children 15-17 years must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years.
  • No refunds will be issued where tickets have been booked for children aged 14 or under.
  • This tour involves stepped access and uneven flooring, please ensure you wear sensible footwear.
  • Photography is not permitted within any of the locations on this tour.
  • On days where we close earlier than 16.30, please visit the Abbey before the start of the 12.15 Hidden Highlights tour as there will be limited opportunity to do so once this tour has finished.

Notre Dame de Paris, The Augmented Exhibition





  • Entry is free, by timed-ticket, and subject to capacity limitations.



Picnic Site

Baby Changing

Disabled Access


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